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What's Next After A Dental Implant Procedure?
Marriottsville, MD – In Ellicott City, dental implants and other restorative treatments are helping many dental patients restore their smiles and oral health. While fillings, crowns and root canal therapy are important to restorative dentistry, dental implants, dentures, dental bridges and crowns are the core procedures for replacing a tooth that couldn't be saved.
Traditionally, patients replaced a tooth or multiple teeth with a dental bridge or denture, but now there is one more tooth replacement procedure in Ellicott City and around the world-the dental implant. Even though it has been around for 50+ years, the modern dental implant is just starting to make major changes to the field of dentistry.
A dental implant requires three dental materials-a screw-like implant, abutment (attached to screw) and synthetic crown. The implant enforces the process of osseointegration-fusion of bone to metal. Together, the screw-like implant, abutment and synthetic crown create a sturdy and visually appealing tooth replacement.
While there are many advantages of a dental implant, such as stimulating the jawbone, patients can only experience the full benefits with strict post-procedure care involving brushing, flossing and attending dental checkups.
After receiving a dental implant, many patients expect to see fewer dental problems. That's only the case as long as a patient puts more effort into his/her oral health. A patient's oral health efforts include daily at-home care and annual checkups. If a person doesn't take these seriously, dental issues can still arise.
"Periodic visits to the dentist are key to ensuring the implant and synthetic crown remain stabilized and in good shape. There will be more follow-up appointments shortly after the procedure, but those dental visits will get fewer and far between, as long as the patient pays close attention to his/her dental hygiene practices," explains Dr. Zinger.
Is your dental implant in good shape? To schedule an appointment with Roschella & Zinger Dental Group's Ellicott City dentist office, call (410) 442-5678. Or go to www.rzdds.com for more information about the practice, staff and available services. New patients are always welcome!
About Roschella & Zinger Dental Group:
Dr. Ann Zinger received her B.S. degree in Biology from Towson State University. As the vice president of her class and member of the Prosthodontic Honor Society, Dr. Zinger graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School with her D.D.S. degree. Her post-graduate residency focused on advanced general dentistry, located at the University of Maryland. Dr. Zinger was also the chief resident of the advanced general dentistry program.
Dr. Ashley Featherston graduated with a B.S. from McDaniel College in 2006, and she attained her D.D.S. degree with honors from the Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Featherston is an active member of the Maryland State Dental Association, American Dental Association and American Association of Women Dentists. She is an Invisalign provider.